Put a set of snow tires on this car and you will never
fear winter driving again. I can tell you that this
car has saved my family's life in at least one major
driving disaster (trailer sliding over the centerline in
snow) and many smaller ones. This car with
snowtires will leave SUV's and every other car on
the road far, far back (even Subarus, not all all-
wheel drives are created equal). You'll still be on the
road after the SUV's have rolled because of their
high center of gravity.
There is a downside though and that's frequent,
expensive maintenance. Very expensive
Very good all around vehicle. Great
performance considering it's GVWR of
over two tons. Puts most V8 powered
SUVs,trucks and lesser cars ...
including some newer 3 series BMWs to
shame on the highway and especially in
the mountains thanks to the turbocharged
engine that is almost immune to altitude
here in Colorado.
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